This week, America got two helpings of fantasy in the theaters: The Amazing Spider-Man and Katy Perry: Part of Me. As of July 4, both were rated 71% on Rotten Tomatoes.
So why did a dude like me choose to see Katy Perry: Part of Me? Well, when I saw Perry last summer at Verizon Theatre, the cool-ja ... More >>
"I hate Tom Cruise, but I'll still see it for the music." - My 49-year-old mother when discussing a Rock of Ages commercial.
If that wasn't enough to make me interested in seeing the movie musical-cum-Broadway take on the late '80s Sunset Strip, then the thought of discovering who exactly would att ... More >>
When I saw Katy Perry last summer, one scene that stuck with me occurred during "Hot N Cold," where Katy donned a number of costumes under a hula-hoop curtain. I think that represents Katy's career: A series of cut-away costumes replaced behind a magical curtain.
Katy Perry's latest, "Part o ... More >>
Can Dr Pepper Ten and Red Vines equal crazy-delicious?Once a month or so, we invite a new lucky soul to attempt to conquer The Box. Their challenge: To create something awesome out of whatever ingredients are in the box. It's like Chopped plus Punk'd, only less terrible. This month, Traile ... More >>
Somehow, Trailercakes will turn this box of crap (and Jack Daniels) into two awesome cupcakes.Welcome to the return of The Box. Last time, The Grape's Brian C. Luscher turned our box of crap into a badass quail egg terrine. This time the cupcakers at Trailercakes will get a chance to turn a b ... More >>
Wait, Lady Gaga has a tattoo? She's edgy!One year after showing up on the red carpet in a dress made of raw meat, pop singer Lady Gaga arrived at this year's MTV Video Music Awards dressed as a man, and she remained in character throughout the duration of the show.Most critics agree that the perf ... More >>
Horne & Dekker proves it: You can't trust the media.You know the feeling you get when you read a music review, and the critic is all "You gotta hear this one song, it'll change your life, I swear!" and then you go buy the CD and it sucks and you feel like a chump?
I had that feeling at Horn ... More >>
Theodore ShapiroThe Dallas Symphony Orchestra's new, ambitious project, Masters of Film Music, aims to showcase some of the most talented film scorers in Hollywood, and, as part of its offerings in the series, the DSO has been inviting these composers to come to Dallas and have a collection of th ... More >>
Being Elmo is DIFF's Opening Night offeringThe South by Southwest Film Festival is still underway down in Austin; awards won't even be doled out till tomorrow night. But moments ago, the Dallas International Film Festival -- which has already named a few films, not to mention Star Award recipient ... More >>
Here's the thing about Katy Perry: She tries write songs that are thematically diverse, which is nice. Unfortunately, very few of these themes pay off into complete ideas. Take, for instance, her latest single, "E.T. (Futuristic Lover)," which features one Kanye West and tries for a dark, myster ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, August 2, 2010...The RIAA's fight against illegal downloads is slightly reminiscent of the war on drugs.If Moz thinks you shouldn't marry Russell Brand, you should listen to him.Maybe Deadmau5 wouldn't collapse on stage if he didn't wear a HUGE mou ... More >>
Courtney LoveYesterday, I found out that I would have the opportunity today to speak to a member of Hole--and even "possibly Courtney Love," her publicist assured me. So I immediately got on the computer doing a little last-minute research, all the while wondering if she'd even call in the first ... More >>